Summer School 2014


“Integrating Insights from Science and Philosophy into Theology”

End of the project:
August 31, 2018

Contact us:

Georg Gasser
Program Administrator

+43 (0)512 507 8644

+43 (0)512 507 2736

Institut für Christliche Philosophie
Universität Innsbruck
Karl-Rahner-Platz 1
A-6020 Innsbruck

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Summer School: Divine Action in the World: Philosophical and Theological Inquiries

July 24 - August 2, 2014
Haus der Begegnung, Innsbruck, Austria

Call for Applications (CLOSED):

In recent decades, an increasing number of philosophers in the so-called “analytic tradition” have begun to produce exciting philosophical work on topics relating directly to systematic theology. The Analytic Theology Project is a multinational four-year endeavor that contributes to this development in a creative way. Funded by the John Templeton Foundation, and in cooperation with the University of Frankfurt and the Munich School of Philosophy, Innsbruck University is conducting this project on Analytic Philosophy of Religion and on Analytic Theology. The project funds systematic research promoting a long overdue interdisciplinary cooperation between analytic philosophers and theologians. It thus explores the intersection of both fields and seeks to establish links between the traditions of classical European theology and analytic thinking. Against the background the project is organizing the summer school on Divine Action in the World.

Directly following the summer school will be an international conference on the same topic (August 4 – 6, 2014), where leading scholars in analytic philosophy of religion and systematic theology will present papers (for more information on the conference click here). Applicants for the summer school are expected to attend the conference too.

The summer school will be taught by:

  • Kevin Timpe (Northwest Nazarene University, USA)
  • Thomas Schärtl (Augsburg University, Germany) 
  • Charles Taliaferro (St. Olaf College, USA)

The language of the summer school is English.

Recent PhDs (2007 or later) and current graduate students in philosophy and theology are invited to apply. We welcome applications from individuals of any philosophical and theological persuasion with a strong interest in the analytic philosophy of religion and systematic theology, related to the overall theme of the Summer School (e. g. laws of nature and divine intervention, divine action in human history, grace and freedom, concepts of miracles, theological determinism, divine action and the problem of evil etc.).

The three instructors will give courses on the above topics. Three full days will be devoted to one topic. The instructors will organize the first half of their respective days according in a more course- or lecture-like style; the afternoon will have a more seminar-like style, with students presenting their own paper.

Funding: In most cases the organizers will be able to cover the full expenses of successful applicants, including travel, lodging, and full-board (for both the summer school and the international conference). The specific terms will be negotiated on an individual basis.

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